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I’ve got a pair of regulars that come by my store a lot, Ted and Teddy (not their real names, but their names DO have the similar rings to them though :-)), and we’re friendly enough with each other that if things are kind of slow in the store when they come by, they’ll just hang around and chat with me for a bit. Today they came by to pick up some scripts and make a few other purchases, and Teddy tells me:

“How ya doin’ today? Oh, and FYI, there’s these two guys over in the dental aisle, and I definitely overheard one guy tell the other ‘Don’t worry, as long as we tell the cops the same story, they won’t find the kilos.’ You know, just in case you wanted to know that there’s some not-so-secret drug meeting going on over at uh…*looks over at the dental aisle*…aisle 8, yeah!”

Apparently my store is a hub for selling drugs in more ways than one, haha.

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I was out at a bar with a friend earlier tonight, and there was a girl trying to take a picture of her friends, while there was another guy standing by. My friend offered to take a picture for them, when the guy suddenly spots me and says “Dude, you’re my pharmacist!! You’re awesome!!”

I was a little taken aback, but then I remembered him when he told me “Yeah, you and your tech worked on making my $50 prescription down to $15 with all those coupons and phone calls! You’re like the friendliest pharmacist I’d ever run into! I remember this lady showed up in line with a cart full of shit like Depends diapers and was asking for coupons and all that, and you still had a smile on your face the whole time! You’re awesome!” Holy crap. I DO remember this guy. Then came the line of the night:

“You and your tech are awesome! You guys are like a SUPERBOWL TEAM.”

I love it, haha. I told him how good it was to hear that, because with all the bitching I hear in a day, it’s good to know that we’re appreciated. We chatted some more, and then he ran off to be with his friends. A night with friends, drinks, AND a compliment from a patient? Sounds like a good night to me. 🙂

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Taking some pressure off

There’s this friendly lil’ middle-aged African man who doesn’t fill prescriptions, but always comes in to use our blood pressure machine. He came by today, so I said hello. He says “Hello there! Mind if I use your machine?” I say hello back, and tell him of course he can use the machine, and ask how he’s doing. He tells me he’s doing well, and says “It’s Friday!” I tell him “I know! You have any plans for the long weekend?” His response?

“I will if you ask me out!”

AWESOME, haha. We had a good laugh, then he says “Ok, let’s see if the machine says I’ll live today!”, and goes on measuring his blood pressure. He finished and says “Good, looks like I’m not dying today. Have a great weekend!” and scampered off. Hell, if this dude keeps up with this kind of banter, he can sit at that blood pressure machine all day for all I care. 🙂

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My store delivers meds to an assisted living home nearby. I had a fun conversation with one of our clients over the phone today:

Me: “BigPharm Pharmacy, how may I help you?”
Mr. SayWhat:
“Good afternoon! I’d like to have a refill on a medication for my wife, Sarah SayWhat. The prescription number is #123455”
Me:
“No problem Mr. SayWhat, I’ll put that in for you. Is there anything else I can do for you?”
Mr. SayWhat:
“…I’m sorry dear, you’ll have to speak up, come again?”
Me:
*louder* “Did you need anything else in addition to the prescription?”
Mr. SayWhat:
“…hang on…ok, I turned up the hearing aid, say that again dear?”
Me:
“Did you need anything else, Mr. SayWhat?”
Mr. SayWhat:
“Oh, no, nothing else that we know of!”
Me:
“Alright Mr. SayWhat, we’ll have that filled and delivered to you later today.”
Mr. SayWhat:
*pause*
I don’t know what you said, but you’ve got a very nice voice.”
Me: *cracking up* “Thanks Mr. SayWhat, you have a good day!”
Mr. SayWhat: “Ok, thanks dear!”

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